Antonia Campos

Obituary of Antonia Betancourt Campos

Antonia Betancourt Campos, 69 from Rio Hondo, Texas, departed this life on June 27th, 2020. Born August 7, 1950 in Rio Hondo, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Victor Betancourt Sr. and Juanita Caraveo Betancourt. She married her late husband, Jose Arturo Campos on September 10, 1976, to this union they combined and formed a beautiful legacy. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Victoria Vasquez, Lila Campos, Rebecca Campos, Maria Campos; her sons, Pete Campos (Mary) and Manuel Campos (Teresa); her 21 grandchildren, Chelsey Vasquez, Zachariah Vasquez, Syerra Vasquez, Dallas Vasquez, Quanah Locust, Christopher Campos, Nicholas Garza, Joshua Campos, Brandon Austin (Kayesha), Garrett Campos, Kandyss Campos, Foster Ocanas Jr., Michelle Ocanas, Anita Rodriguez (Andrew), Erica Cortinas (Justin), Rachel Morales (Antonio), Richard Campos, Robert Campos (Cenaida), Vincent, Arelia, and Elizabeth; 22 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren; her 3 brothers, Joe Betancourt (Adelina), Fernando Betancourt, Luis Betancourt; her 4 sisters, Mary Ortiz (her twin), Melquíades Rogers (Rick), Rosario Falcon, and Juanita Ramos (Manuel); and her companion of many years, Jesus Salinas. Preceding her in death along with her parents and late husband are her 3 brothers, Victor Betancourt Jr, Marcos Betancourt, and Francisco Betancourt Sr. Tonia/Toni as many knew her, grew up in Rio Hondo going to school at Las Yescas. As an older adult she moved to West Texas for some time before moving back to the Rio Grande Valley. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who would do anything to make sure her family was taken care of. On her spare time, she didn’t relax, she was always on the go tending to her animals or finding some yard work that needed to be done. If she relaxed for a minute you would find her with her crossword puzzle book in hand. She attended 8th & Harrison Church of Christ in Harlingen, Texas, where she met and loved many. She also attended Trinidad Adult Day Care Center in Rio Hondo, which if you knew our mother, you’d know that she would do anything to not miss a day being there. It was a place where she met and made several of her friends that she loved dearly. Her passion for the love of playing Lotería/Bingo or like she would call it – Chalupa, it was the highlight of her day, win or lose she enjoyed sitting at her table with her custom-made cards and her bag full of coins ready to yell out her Bingo. Mom had a love for anyone who came across her even after her life on this earth she wanted to gift a part of herself to someone in need by being an organ donor. You will truly be missed mom but always loved and remembered by those who’s lives you’ve touched. Visitation will begin Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m and continue on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas. A chapel service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and burial will follow at Las Yescas Cemetery in Las Yescas, Texas. Due to current restrictions, this establishment will follow the 25% occupancy limit and all persons shall institute social distancing of a minimum space of 6 feet apart. All individuals must wear face coverings or masks. (may include bandanas or sewn or cloth face coverings). You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to family of Antonia Betancourt Campos at: Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston Blvd., San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.
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